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Dodgers’ Chase Utley To Announce That He’ll Retire At End of Season

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Los Angeles Dodgers veteran infielder Chase Utley is expected to hold a news conference on Friday to announce his plans to retire at the end of the 2018 season, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

Utley plans to play out the rest of this season, but will not return for the final year of his two-year, $2 million contract.

Utley, 39, is currently batting .231 with 1 homerun and 14 RBIs in his 15th season.

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Dodgers Recall Julio Urias

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled left-hander Julio Urias from Triple-A Oklahoma City, marking his first stint in the majors since he underwent shoulder surgery last June.

Urias was one of the major’s 10 best prospects prior to his debut back in 2016, and when he arrived in May of 2016 he posted an impressive 3.39 ERA over 77 innings with 84 strikeouts against only 31 walks, making many believe he would be a building block for the Dodgers’.

His shoulder surgery put everything on hold and will now look to recapture the magic that he flashed in 2016.

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Dodgers Release Adam Liberatore

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have released left-handed reliever Adam Libertore, who was designated for assignment last weeks following the Dodgers’ acquisition of Ryan Madseon via trade from the Washington Nationals, after numerous issues with injuries.

Liberatore, 31, lost much of the 2017 season due to a forearm strain, and although he sports a 2.77 ERa over 13 innings in the majors this season, he owns a 5.19 ERA and a 17-to-6 K/BB ratio this season.

 

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Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig Suspended for Two Games

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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasile Puig has been suspended for two-games and fined for “fighting and inciting a bench-clearing incident” during a recent confrontation with the San Francisco Giants, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Bill Shaikin.

Additionally, Giants catcher Nick Hundley received a fine. Puig indicated the he would appeal the suspension. If he does, he can keep playing until the appeal is resolved.

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